Gross Worker Flows: How Does the Spanish Evidence Fit the Stylized Facts?
Pablo Antolin ()
No 1398, CEPR Discussion Papers from C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers
This paper examines gross worker flows in Spain. Unemployment inflows are counter-cyclical while outflows are a-cyclical. Changes introduced in the Spanish labour market have increased the magnitude and variability of both flows, in particular inflows, without affecting the a-cyclical behaviour of outflows. Engagements and flows into employment from non-employment are pro-cyclical. Separations are a-cyclical, while flows out of employment to non-employment are counter-cyclical. Hence job-to-job movements must be pro-cyclical. Engagements and separations have responded positively to a wider variety of contractual forms. The Spanish evidence seems to be reasonably explained by the existence of a dual labour market between workers under permanent and fixed-term job contracts.
Keywords: Unemployment; and; Employment; Dynamics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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